Born in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada.
In 1876, he was sent from Pennsylvania to study at the Naval
Academy, from which he graduated in 1882 as a midshipman.
In subsequent years, he served in naval service in various parts
of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, was a member of the US
diplomatic missions in Paris and St. Petersburg.
In 1907, Captain 3rd Rank Sims was recognized as the best
artillery naval officer in the world.
The appreciation of his remarkable activity was the recognition
that in seven years he had managed to organize an artillery system
that significantly increased the firing efficiency of the North
After a long service in various positions Sims during the First
World War, he was appointed commander of US naval operations in
Europe, in 1919 he became president of the naval college.
On June 2,
1920, Columbia University awarded
him the title of Honorary Doctor of Law.
June 21 of the same year, he received a similar title in Williams
In 1921 he received the
Pulitzer Prize in history.
He retired in 1922.
Awarded orders of various states.
In 1920, in collaboration with B. Hendrik, he published the book
"Victory at Sea".
For participation in the First World War, he was awarded the
Order of The Victory at Sea.
He died in Boston, Massachusetts, USA with the rank of full
Arlington National Cemetery.
Bay on the northern coast of
First identified by
Named in 1919 by R.